The Cincinnati Bearcats and East Carolina Pirates meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview
The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 77.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Landers Nolley II is averaging 16.1 points and 2.8 assists, while David DeJulius is averaging 14.3 points and 2 rebounds. Viktor Lakhin is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Davenport is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.
The East Carolina Pirates Betting Preview
The East Carolina Pirates are averaging 69.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Javon Small is averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while RJ Felton is averaging 13 points and 1.3 assists. Brandon Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ezra Ausar is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The East Carolina Pirates are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The East Carolina Pirates are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
Cincinnati vs East Carolina Trends
The Bearcats are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pirates are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Bearcats last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 home games. The underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Cincinnati Bearcats are the better side and should be favored, but this is a lot of points. East Carolina plays its best ball at home and despite the hit or miss results only loses in the underdog role by an average of 5.6 points. ECU competes most nights and is also 8-5 ATS at home. East Carolina's decent defense should keep this game somewhat close.